Recall it to mind!
Remember the former things of old!
I am God!
There is no other!
I am God!
There is no one like me!
I declare the end
From the beginning,
From ancient times,
Things not yet done.”
Second Isaiah has Yahweh remind people about his ability to see the future. He wants them to remember and consider that they are transgressors. He is God and there is no other like him. He has declared from the beginning, in ancient times, things that had not yet happened. He knew the future.
“Then I will teach transgressors your ways.
Sinners will return to you.
Deliver me from bloodshed!
O God of my salvation!
My tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.”
If David were to be forgiven, he would teach God’s way to other transgressors in hope that they would return to God. He did not want to shed his blood with an early death. He wanted to be saved so that his tongue and voice could sing to God about his deliverance.
“Mark the blameless ones.
Behold the upright ones.
There is posterity for the peaceable.
However the transgressors shall be altogether destroyed.
The posterity of the wicked shall be cut off.”
The blameless, upright, and peaceable ones will have great descendants. However, the descendants of the transgressors and the wicked shall be destroyed. They will be cut off from the land.